If you are reading this right now chances are you’re sitting down. Having an office job requires you to spend most of your time sitting down, and sitting most of the day has been said to be worse than smoking.
It is for health reasons that stand up desks have been created.
There was a time when stand up desks where just a curiosity, and thanks to research it has become a reality. Research has shown that spending more than six hours a day sitting increases your chance of early death. Women’s chances of death increase by 40% whereas men’s chances increases by 20%.
A stand up desk, which is used while standing up of course, helps minimize the time you spend sitting down. Some stand up desks are adjustable, so you can use them either standing up or sitting down.
When redesigning your office, incorporating a stand up desk would be a smart idea.
There are many perks to stand up desks. Spending more of your day standing up could reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic problems, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
A simple change like incorporating a stand up desk in your workspace can make a drastic impact in your life for the better.